Florida Crop/Pest Profile: Sugarcane

Sugarcane field in Belle Glade, Florida.

Sugarcane (Saccharum interspecific hybrids) is the main source of sugar in the world. It is grown in more than 90 countries in tropical and subtropical regions. Cultivation techniques and production challenges vary by location (Rott 2017; Rott 2018). This 19-page document discusses characteristics of the sugarcane crop and pests affecting its production in Florida, which is the largest producer of sugarcane in the United States. Written by P. Rott, D. C. Odero, J. M. Beuzelin, R. N. Raid, M. VanWeelden, S. Swanson, and M. Mossler, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised May 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi207

Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Watermelon

Figure 1. In 2010, Florida ranked first in the United States in watermelon production, accountting for 18% of watermelons grown in the country. Credits: UF/IFAS CommunicationsFlorida is the only U.S. supplier of watermelons from December to April. Florida watermelons are harvested throughout the year, although the vast majority of production is harvested from May to July. This 26-page fact sheet profiles Florida watermelon crop production and pest management practices. Written by Wael M. Elwakil and Mark A. Mossler, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, August 2013.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi031

Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Cabbage (CIR1256/PI042)

cabbage fieldFlorida’s cabbage production is exclusively for the fresh market. The higher-quality cabbage obtained during the late fall, winter, and early spring months in Florida allows the shipment of fresh cabbage to areas of the United States that cannot produce cabbage during that part of the year. This 18-page fact sheet summarizes production practices and pest management for cabbage production in Florida. Written by Wael M. Elwakil and Mark Mossler, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, April 2013.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi042

Florida Crop/Pest Management Profiles: Snap Beans (CIR1231/PI032)

Pole beans, green beans grown at the University of Florida. Photo by Tara PiasioIn 2009-2010, Florida growers produced 193.2 million pounds of snap beans, with a value of $0.69 per pound and a total value of $135 million. Snap beans were planted on 36,400 acres, and 32,200 acres were harvested, yielding an average of 6,000 pounds per acre. This 18-page fact sheet was written by W.M. Elwakil and Mark A. Mossler, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, October 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi032

Florida Crop/Pest Management Profiles: Citrus (Oranges/Grapefruit) (CIR1241/PI036)

Did you know that Florida growers produced 79 percent of the oranges harvested in the United States in 2008-2009? Learn about citrus production in Florida — production facts, production regions, production practices, worker activities, and major pests. This revised 18-page fact sheet was written by M.A. Mossler, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, January 2011.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi036

CIR1264/PI045 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Eggplant

Revised! Circular 1264, an 11-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and O. Norman Nesheim, profiles eggplant production in Florida, including production facts, regions, practices, worker activities, and pest management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, March 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi045

CIR1340/PI049 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Limes, Pummelo, and Kumquat

Revised! Circular 1340, a 13-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler & O. Norman Nesheim, profiles lime, pummelo, and kumquat production in Florida, providing an overview of insect/mite, weed, disease, and nematode management. Includes key contacts and references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi049

CIR1416/PI056 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Carambola

Revised! Circular 1416, a 6-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, provides an overview of production and pest management practices for carambola in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI056

CIR1414/PI054 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Mamey Sapote and Sapodilla

Revised! Circular 1414, a 7-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, provides an overview of production and pest management practices for mamey sapote and sapodilla in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI054

CIR1402/PI053 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Papaya

Revised! Circular 1402, an 8-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, provides an overview of production and pest management practices for papaya in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI053

CIR1401/PI052 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Mango

Revised! Circular 1401, an 8-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, provides an overview of production and pest management practices for mango in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI052

PI220 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Cotton

PI220, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler, provides an overview of the management of cotton in Florida — production facts, regions, practices, insect/mite management, weed and plant growth regulators, disease and nematode management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI220

CIR1415/PI055 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Guava and Wax Jambu

Revised! Circular 1415, a 6-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, profiles these tropical plants of the Myrtaceae family — production facts, regions, and practices; insect/mite, weed, disease, and nematode management; and key contacts. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, August 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI055

PI217 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Pecan

PI217, a 7-page illustrated fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler, profiles this nut crop commercially grown in the northern and western regions of the state — production facts, regions and practices, as well as management of mites and insects, weeds, diseases and nematodes. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, August 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI217

CIR1417/PI057 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Atemoya and Sugar Apple

Revised! Circular 1417, a 6-page circular by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan Crane, profiles production facts, regions, and practices; pest management recommendations; and key contacts for Florida producers of these deciduous tropical fruits of the Annonaceae family. Includes references. Published by the UF Pesticide Information Office, August 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI057

PI171/PI207 Florida Crop/Pest Profile: Sugarcane

PI-171, a 14-page illustrated fact sheet by Mark Mossler, profiles sugarcane production and pest management practices for Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, December 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI207

CIR-1271/PI048 Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Avocado

Revised! Circular 1271, a 10-page fact sheet by Mark A. Mossler and Jonathan H. Crane, profiles the avocado industry in Florida – production facts, regions and practices, and pest management strategies. Includes references and key contacts. Published by the UF Pesticide Information Office, Horticultural Sciences Department, September 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/PI048